List of Roman generals

Roman generals were often career statesmen, remembered by history for reasons other than their service in the Roman Army. This page encompasses men whom history remembers for their accomplishments commanding Roman armies on land and sea.

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  1. ^ command of the war against Mithridates VI of Pontus
  2. ^ defeated the Seleucid ruler Antiochus the Great at the Battle of Thermopylae
  3. ^ Battle of Lake Regillus, Roman victory over the Latin League
  4. ^ Roman Senate voted him a naval triumph
  5. ^ entrusted with the defence of Illyricum against the Pompeians
  6. ^ ordered to clear the Mediterranean Sea of piracy, but instead, plundered the provinces he was supposed to protect
  7. ^ first to lead an army outside of the Italian mainland
  8. ^ defeated and captured at the Battle of Tunis
  9. ^ fought and defeated Gaius Scribonius Curio
  10. ^ one of the so-called Thirty Tyrants
  11. ^ twice defeated Andriscus, self-proclaimed pretender to Macedonian throne
  12. ^ defeated the Lusitanians at Ilipa, and subjugated the Boii
  13. ^ hero of the Samnite Wars
  14. ^ instigated his "Fabian strategy" against Hannibal
  15. ^ successful campaign to restore Ptolemy XII of Egypt
  16. ^ led the Roman conquest of Britain
  17. ^ defeated the Sclaveni Slavs near Thessalonica
  18. ^ defeated the rebellion of Boudica
  19. ^ led Roman Army in the Second Macedonian War
  20. ^ defeated the Bessi in Thrace
  21. ^ defeated successively the Gauls, the Volscians, the Samnites, the Etruscans and the Marsians
  22. ^ next Roman general to cross the Rhine after Julius Caesar
Barbatio

Barbatio (died AD 359) was a Roman general of the infantry (Magister Peditum = Master of Foot) under the command of Constantius II. Previously he was a commander of the household troops (Protectores Domesticus) under Gallus Caesar, but he arrested Gallus under the instruction of Constantius, thereby ensuring his promotion on the death of Claudius Silvanus. In 359, both he and his wife Assyria were arrested and beheaded for treason against Constantius, possibly as part of a plot by Arbitio, a senior cavalry commander (Magister Equitum = Master of Horse), and another exponent of the forms of scheming and political intrigue that became such a part of the later Roman Empire.

General officer

A General Officer is an officer of high rank in the army, and in some nations' air forces or marines.The term "general" is used in two ways: as the generic title for all grades of general officer and as a specific rank.

It originates in the 16th century, as a shortening of captain general, which rank was taken from Middle French capitaine général.

The adjective general had been affixed to officer designations since the late medieval period to indicate relative superiority or an extended jurisdiction.

Today, the title of "General" is known in some countries as a four-star rank. However different countries use different systems of stars or other insignia for senior ranks. It has a NATO code of OF-9 and is the highest rank currently in use in a number of armies, air forces and marine organizations.

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